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The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 St Wilfrids Arundel Priory “My mother has been looked after in an exemplary fashion. The staff are extremely caring and attentive, cheerful and very friendly. She could not be in a better place. The home is spacious and airy with beautiful grounds with easy access.” R.T.~ review At St Wilfrid’s Arundel Priory we offer compassionate, individualised respite and residential care. St Wilfrid’s Arundel Priory 2 London Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9BZ To find out more, call: 01903 882079 2019-07-25(72x105)Advert_St Wilfrids_v2.indd 1 25/07/2019 16:08:02 WE WORK HERE SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE HERE OR HERE OR HERE OR HERE Walberton Arundel Estate Agents Old Bosham Tel: 01903 885 678 Chichester 2

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell Dear Readers by Gill Farquharson – Editor The Bell Editorial Team WHEN I first started introducing profiles into The Bell I was asked what I would Clare Toole-Mackson, do when I ran out of people to interview. Well this issue, my 23rd, demonstrates Oliver Hawkins, Pauline Allen clearly what an amazing place Arundel is and how many incredible people live (advertising) and here – I don’t think I will ever run out of interesting people to profile and this Gill Farquharson (Editor). issue has some great examples. The Bell is the town magazine Belinda Scarlett is an extremely modest individual with enormous talent. Her of Arundel. It is an ecumenical design and textile work has been used in opera and ballet: her ecclesiastical publication produced quarterly creations grace churches from Westminster Abbey and Lambeth Palace Chapel by an unincorporated group to our own St Nicholas. A shy, unassuming person, Clare Toole-Mackson’s profile of volunteers. It is posted to (Page 16) shines some light on Belinda’s inspirations and process. 3000 homes and businesses within the BN18 9 postcode Continuing an ecclesiastical theme we feature two priests in this issue. Oliver and an additional 500 copies Hawkins’ article, A Day in the Life of Canon Tim Madeley (Page 29), celebrates his are distributed by hand within fourteen years as Dean of Arundel Cathedral. In contrast, Fr Dominik Chmielewski the town and its environs. The has just arrived in Arundel to serve as Deacon at St Nicholas (Page 25). publishers have the sole right to accept, refuse, edit or abridge Our very own ‘Marathon Man’ Jason Pointing is the subject of a picture montage any article, notice, letter or on Pages 22 and 23. He has run in a remarkable 23 races including marathons, advertisement and do not half marathons and Arundel Castle 10k races, always in costume. We highlight accept any liability. The views some of the most memorable outfits. expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Tarrant Street hosts the clinic of a nationally recognised dermatological expert – publishers. Justine Hextall. Sue Marsh gives us an insight into filling that role while also being the wife of an oncologist and mother to three children. Turn to Page 12 if you Cover picture by Nigel Cull want to know the secret! Designed by JAS Design email: Finally a young woman who has at the age of 21 endured more than most of us [email protected] do in a lifetime but has survived still smiling and positive. Charlotte Twinley is an Printed by Bishops email: inspiration for all young people who have struggled with the pressures of growing [email protected] up in adversity and has an amazing story to tell in our feature on Page 46. TO SUBSCRIBE to The Bell With the feature about our new town councillors on Page 52 plus all our regular People living outside post code columns, this issue has much to inspire you. But before you go, one last thought. BN18-9 can subscribe This autumn will be one of consultations. The newly merged Arundel Community by cheque: Partnership and the Arundel Project (see page 33) are planning a major resident UK £10, Europe £12, consultation; the A27 by-pass discussions will start again and the Environment rest of world £16. Agency and Town Council will be communicating widely about the £4.7million major flood prevention work which will start in October. These all give residents Cheques to The Bell, a say in the development of our town. Make sure you know the what, when and 1 Tarrant Wharf, where by signing up to the Arundel Community Network’s bulletins. Go to Arundel, and sign up today! West Sussex BN18 9NY. Email Gill at [email protected] 3 or call on 01903 889918

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 TheHHAANNOOVVETMERR BandTM Patron: HRH The Duke of Kent, KG Founder: Caroline Brown MESSIAH Friday 13 December 2019 ST GEORGE’S CHURCH, BRIGHTON Saturday 21 December 2019 ST NICHOLAS CHURCH, ARUNDEL Concerts start at 19.30 Erica Eloff soprano Bradley Smith tenor Edward Grint bass THE HANOVER BAND and CHORUS Andrew Arthur director/hpd  BOOK ONLINE TEL: 0333 666 3366 4

Contents AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell 3 Dear Readers 40-43 6-11 About Town School Bell 12-15 Profile of 44-45 Justine Hextall Churches, 16-20 Profile of Forthcoming Belinda Scarlett Events & Births, Deaths & Marriages 46-49 Profile of Charlotte Twinley 48 ASCA 50-51 Diary of an Arundel Mum 22-23 A Local Hero 52-55 Meet 25-26 Profile of your Councillors Fr Dominik Chmielewski 55 Affordable Housing in Arundel 29-32 A Day in 57-58 Letters the Life 60-61 Entertaining 33 ACP Arundel 34-36 Town Diary 62 Helplines 38 Town Council 64-65 Directory of Groups 66 Useful Numbers 5

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 interested and want to find out more, contact Bob Rendall at:- [email protected] or by ATobwount calling 01903 882431 Calling all young footballers! Opportunities for Young People in Arundel WE often hear about the lack of opportunities for young people who live in Arundel but here are a couple of organisations who are looking for young members. Centurion Explorers BASED in Arundel at the Arundel Scouts HQ in THE new football season is upon us and with it a new Green Lane Close, The Explorer Unit is an Arundel and opportunity to join the first Arundel Football Club’s Under Littlehampton District Unit and was formed on 28th 10 boys’ team. Coaches Danny and Ryan Harvey have February 2017. It’s open to all young people from moved with the team from Selsey FC and it currently Arundel and all surrounding areas between the ages consists of 11 boys from around the borough including of 14 years and 18 years. The current membership has Arundel. They currently train and play matches in three girls and seven boys with one female and two Walberton. male leaders. The reason the team moved into Arundel was the Their aim is to offer young people opportunities to opportunity to join an established club and build on the learn life skills and promote wellbeing and positive recent success and reputation of the team. The move mental health through an organized programme of seems to be working as they started the season by activities. The varied programme offers opportunities winning the Chelsea Talent ID at Midhurst on 1st August. to enjoy an outdoor life, camping, hiking, and cooking over open fires. In the last year they have also been Openings at the club are not just open to boys – working with MIND to understand mental health young girls are welcome too. To find out all about the issues and to challenge the stigma surrounding mental developments call Danny on 07799 893372 or email health; travelled abroad visiting the memorials to [email protected] Arundel Scouts who died in the Great War 1914 to 1918. Mindfulness, yoga and ballroom dancing are also St. Nicholas Summer Fete – Another Successful year on the agenda at the request of members! THE sun shone and the crowds came to this year’s St Centurion Explorers are now looking to expand so, if Nicholas Fete. Stalls ranging from books and bric-a- you are between 14 and 18 years old young and are brac to clothes, children’s books and toys- there was something for all ages. The plant stall was a big draw, 6 as was the Pimms- which had to be restocked twice during the afternoon! It was hard to resist the smell of the BBQ or the temptation of a cooling beer. Outside the Church entertainment included The Alternatives, Will Hall, Irish Dancers and choirs from Arundel Church of England (ACE) and St. Phillips primary schools. Inside, the voices of soloists such as Imogen Rose Burgess and vocal ensembles such as St. Nicholas Barbershop filled the cool of the church. Children emerged with animal features from face painting and then snapped photos with props at the Magic Selfie Mirror, from Imagination Event Hire.

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell The pop-up café was a huge success, with homemade cakes and freshly made sandwiches proving popular. A total of £5557.14 was raised to support the church. Events like this are what makes our town such a special place to live. Prefest a Huge Success CONGRATULATIONS to the team behind the Then they planted bulbs which gave a lovely display in Prefest event held on the Lower Lawns at Arundel the early spring and they have also exposed the trees Castle on 28th June to raise funds for Arundel which were planted in 2000, when the park was known Festival. Sponsored by Jennings Financial Services as Millennium Park and have just made a way across to and Tent’n’Events, it was a fantastic sell out evening the stream. raising a record £16,500 as Mike Candy, auctioneer, entertained and cajoled £8,500 from bidders at the Having secured a government grant of £6500 from auction. Arundel Brewery had a very busy night and the Pocket Park Plus programme, the small committee donated profits of £2012 from the evening towards the planned to get furniture made by Aldingbourne Trust Festival. 266 Arundel revellers danced the night away and install a wheel chair access path and seating. to music from Murdoch’s Crazy Eyes. Roll on next year! Work should be complete by the time you read this so go along and see what has been achieved AHA issues a call to arms! by a determined group of local residents. If you would like to know more contact Mary Peach at RENAISSANCE Homes is [email protected] appealing to the Secretary of State over their plan to build 46 luxury flats for elderly Sussex NSPCC Celebrate people on the Fitzalan road corner site, near Martlets 60 Years Court. Their planning applications have already been turned down twice by our Town Council and Arun A WHOPPING £1.7million District Council, because they completely disregard the has been raised for the NSPCC Neighbourhood Development Plan – both the 2014 over the last 60 years thanks version and the new one on which the town has just to volunteers connected to the consulted. charity’s South and Mid Sussex Branch hosting events such as jam sales, quiz nights, Now the call is for us to attend the appeal proceedings and coffee mornings. at the Civic Centre in Littlehampton, from Tuesday- Thursday 26-28th November. The people of Arundel To celebrate Branch President The Duchess of must make their feelings known. For reasons to reject, Norfolk invited 50 volunteers and other long-standing please see the letter on Page 58 of this issue. supporters, including the High Sheriff of West Sussex, Caroline Nicholls, and the Mayor-elect of Worthing, Priory Pocket Park Hazel Thorpe, to join her for afternoon tea at Arundel Castle. The NSPCC’s CEO Peter Wanless and Chairman A SMALL group of local residents have been working Mark Wood were among the guests on Monday 18 hard to make the Priory Pocket Park located just March. The reception also marked the start of a series behind Priory Road, a more attractive area. First they of fundraising events which will be held over the cleared the woodland area from brambles and nettles. coming year in recognition of the Branch’s Diamond Anniversary. Addressing her guests Her Grace said: “I would like to thank all of you because you all have the same desire to help children and I know you put in a lot of time and effort to raise money for the NSPCC.’ She gave special thanks to Branch Secretary Rosemary Hannam for her exceptional drive and enthusiasm. 7

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 Mother and daughter Arundel’s Global Recruitment Company - resource for small and medium businesses locally. A Family Affair The Doherty’s and their two young sons live in Penfold Place; Susan and her husband Richard live RECRUITMENT consultancy Dualta Doherty on Kings Arms Hill and Susan’s parents, Kenneth and & Partners (DD&P) is a global business firmly Doreen Pratt, live in the Martletts! A great example of rooted in Arundel. From offices in the High Street Arundel’s appeal to all generations and its ability to its clients stretch all over the world including attract successful young businesses. the UK, Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Half of the business is based on the traditional Golden Wedding Congratulations recruitment to recruitment model but an OUR very best wishes go to Pauline and Geoff Allen emerging trend for companies to outsource their who celebrated their Golden Wedding in much style at recruitment needs is fuelling growth in the RPO the Norfolk Arms on 10th May this year, the same date side (Recruitment Process Outsourcing). on which they got married in 1969. They were married in Arundel Cathedral and had their reception at the Dualta Doherty’s business model is about Norfolk Hotel on that occasion too. In fact our picture embracing the latest technology and media is an exact replica of the one taken that day. including podcasts, videos, online screening and Geoff was a dairy farmer for many years while Pauline all forms of digital marketing; this consultancy ran a restaurant in Tarrant Street where Juniper is now. has it nailed. The team also operate remotely They have both been with staff based in Sheffield, Bucharest, Belgrade heavily involved in and Hove! the community over the years and at But the fact that it’s also deeply rooted in the end of last year Arundel is because partners Charlotte and Dualta won the Arundel Doherty are daughter and son-in-law of Susan Craig – Community Award better known to all as Susan Flatley who spent many in recognition of years as a Partner at a well-known estate agency in that service. Their Arundel. Susan joined DD&P at the beginning of this long and happy year and is currently developing a thriving recruitment marriage they attribute to ‘giving Arundel - Now and Then one another space.’ They have a son and LOCAL historian Mark a daughter and one Phillips and Josie Gilbert, a granddaughter. photographer and a guide at Arundel Castle, have spent the last 18 months writing a book on Arundel town that encourages children to take an interest in its history. It contains a story that takes the reader on a tour around the High Street with old photos and numerous snippets of history written with children in mind. It costs £6.99 and is available from the Museum, Book Ferret, Kims Bookshop and the McColls Newsagents. Mark is offering a free copy of the book to the first three people to email the answers to the following questions: 1.T he Duke who resides at Arundel castle is the Duke of …………………….? 2. Where was ‘Mrs Hunt’s sweet shop’? 3. F or many years up until 1991, the remains of the Black Friar Dominican friary in Mill Road was misidentified as what? Send your answers by email to [email protected] 8

Arundel Lido Dare to Bare AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell EVERY year British Naturism feeling brave for a minimum £5 donation you could organises The Great British Skinny join in! Dip and this July one of their five Nikki adds: ‘We try to develop our facilities and be organised venues was the Arundel the best we can to offer opportunities for the local Lido. They say that: ‘The emphasis community, but this won’t just happen. We need is on discovering a really fun way support from the community too!’ so if you have any to raise awareness of how society’s ideas for fundraisers and future events please contact buttoned-up attitude towards the Nikki at [email protected] human body is causing people to lead potentially unhealthy lives.’ The Manager at Arundel Lido, Nikki Richardson, admits to some reservations at first. ‘We were unsure if there would be any uptake and slightly worried about the event. However working with a professional organisation and with promotion through registered groups, ensured we ran a fun event with light-hearted people.’ Our picture (censored) shows some of the 80 people in attendance – there were all shapes and sizes but no inappropriate behaviour or comments. The event raised over £800 for the new changing huts and Project LEAP. In fact it was such a success the Lido are going to host another Dare to Bare on 15th September. If you’re Pharmacy Appeal Turned Down stall at the Farmers Market and kept the debate alive for a very long time, even finding a pharmacist ready to JUNE Barker and Colin Stepney may be bloodied but open a store in the High Street. they are definitely unbowed by the failure of their campaign to have a pharmacy in the centre of Arundel. Sadly however the application was turned down on For nearly three years they have worked tirelessly appeal this summer. Colin now feels sad – ‘ to amass over 3000 signatures on their petition and lobbied all manner of NHS committees and ‘Incredibly sad really not just for all the effort June organisations in their quest. They manned a regular and I put in but also for all the support we had from the community – which really spurred us on.’ The NHS seemed unable to take into account the genuine problems facing residents in accessing the pharmacy and totally discounted the thousands of visitors that come into Arundel every year and are unable to believe that there is no pharmacy in the town. The pair certainly left no stone unturned in their efforts – June says now ‘I don’t think we would do anything differently on reflection. We were really thorough about it. We had enough signatures to have a representative of most households. There was some confusion in some residents minds that we intended Lloyds to close but that was never the case – it was always in addition to the existing one. ’ 9

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 Nell Paton of the Group says: ‘Please come along – and bring any apples you have to spare, so we can add to Apple Day is coming to town! those already collected- and help us with important job of pressing! If there’s lots of juice, you might be ARUNDEL Community Orchard able to take some home but bring your own container. has been going since the first 30 trees were planted in 2013. If you have a glut of apples to donate, please call us A year later the Arundel Community on 01903 889967 so that we can pick them up in Orchard Group was officially advance.’ formed. Every year since the Group has entertained children from the primary schools in activities from bug hunting to Maypole dancing; they’ve celebrated the trees with a winter Wassail and held the many Apple Days. The Group maintain the fruit trees, plant bulbs and wild flowers, and in 2016 they grew a stunning field of poppies to commemorate Arundel’s fallen in the First World War. This year they have decided to do Apple Day a little differently. They are planning on bringing their very own, locally built, apple press right into the centre of town to coincide with Farmers’ Market Day on 19th October 2019. From 9.30 am to 1 pm they’ll be in front of the Norfolk Centre, along with the new apple press, an apple themed crafty stall for children and Rupert the Bike Doctor who can help you with any minor repairs. Three Peaks in Three Years highest mountains by ascending Scafell Pike! WE love a story of daring do here at The Bell and this one is a corker! A brave team of women from Arundel Christine Gillott explains; ‘The Three Peaks are and surrounding villages completed their Three Peaks traditionally climbed in 24 hours, but we like to savour Challenge in June this year. and enjoy each climb, and the special moments and In 2017 they ascended Snowden, in 2018 Ben Nevis, memories that each mountain gives you.’ This time a and on the 7th June 2019 they climbed the UK’s bad weather forecast had them up before 7.00am to beat the inclement weather threatened. The climbing 10 was challenging but the views at the summit were stunning – fortunately the skies had cleared by then. Christine describes their moment of success. ‘We flew the Sussex flag with pride at the summit, and toasted our achievement with prosecco, as we have done at the top of each mountain.’ She adds: ‘Who knows where next year’s challenge will take us, having now completed the three peaks – we’ll be starting to plan soon!’ Our photograph shows the team from left to right: Linda Evans (Arundel); Christine Gillott (Clymping); Linda Doughty (Poling); Sue Eden (Arundel); Sharon Fisher(Arundel) and Debbie Fisher (Sharon’s sister in law).

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell CHERYL HOWELD FINE ART The Studio 40 Fitzalan Road ARUNDEL Visitors welcome by appointment 01903 883 493 ‘Only the Coots break the Stillness’. 40 x 40cm oil on gesso panel KeAndsfoinr TghteoBnellB15r1axs10s7cmomm_Ceoostsf_oSerpCtemhbreisr 2t0m19avs1.indd 1 Tsthuedgernotus pfrwomastfhoermRoeydailnCDoellecegme obferM2u0s1ic1.29bT/0yh7et/2ey0n1a9re22:31 a versatile, brass dectet, whose repertoire covers all KENSINGTON Brass are repeating their huge areas, from baroque and renaissance to jazz, film and success of 2015 and returning to Arundel with their popular music. The group arrange their own music Christmas Extravaganza. The ten musicians (officially a which results in original and exciting programmes. dectet ) will be exploring a wide range of festive music arranged in the ensemble’s own unique and interesting Kensington Brass has played at Champs Hill, way including audience participation and jokes, Pulborough and also with the Philharmonia, London both verbal and musical. The show really does have Symphony, London Sinfonietta, City of Birmingham something for everyone. Symphony and Royal Opera House Orchestras and at many other venues both here and in Europe. These include Southwark Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and Kensington Town Hall. It promises to be a delightful evening and a great way to start the festive season. The concert will be on Friday 13th December at 7pm in St. Nicholas Church. Tickets will be on sale from the beginning of November at St. Nicholas Parish Office or telephone 01903 882262 or email: office@ (card payments now accepted). Further information can be obtained from GrahamToole-Mackson on 01903 885756, email:toolemackson@ 11

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 A Profile of Justine Hextall Sue Marsh gives a fascinating insight is now Head of Music in the Junior School at Brighton into the life of Dr. Justine Hextall, whose College and Justine still values the discipline that the Tarrant Street Clinic is a centre of study of music taught her. excellence for all things dermatological. And more than that, she recognises that we all have an “CHOOSE what you want to do”, Justine Hextall tells innate recognition of music, that it elevates our soul her children, “and be the very best you can be”. And and demonstrates that there is something greater than who would doubt it? Anyone who has had the joy of ourselves alive in the world. She believes passionately in being in the Tarrant Street Clinic, hearing Justine’s quick the value of music and the vital necessity of its teaching, steps in her madly elegant shoes, her bright intelligent Music unlocks our potential and reminds us of special words as she encourages patients and colleagues, will events so that these remain lively in our imagination. know that nothing but the best would ever be good Indeed the playing of music to those in intensive care enough for her. wards has been shown to hasten the healing process and it is balm to those suffering from stress. Her mother was a nurse and as a little girl Justine would And so this young woman with her recognition of all wheedle her way into her room aspects of the human being studied medicine at King’s to look at her medical books. College, London and chose to specialise in cardiology; She found them thrilling. the heart, after all, being the centre of the body. She learnt about the attributes of the heart and delighted Her mother was a nurse and as a little girl Justine in the patterns shown up by electro-cardiogram. When would wheedle her way into her room to look at her working in Accident and Emergency as part of her basic medical books. She found them thrilling. The journey training she would be called in to see a patient and of disease, its course and final healing was to the little knew immediately whether the person was ill. Where girl profoundly exciting. When the family’s pet rabbits colleagues had been unsure, she would wonder why died Justine asked whether she could look at them, they had not called her earlier. dissect their bodies, to find the cause of their demise. A suggestion her parents turned down! When she was working for her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians she felt that same visceral joy she While never denying the love of medicine, Justine’s had felt as a child and, rather as one regrets the ending parents knew the importance of a broad education and of a good novel, she longed for the textbooks to start all very early in the lives of her and her three siblings they over again. introduced them to the joys of music. Her mother knew someone who had worked with Benjamin Britten and It was while she was rising through the ranks of the Ralph Vaughan-Williams; now in retirement this lady Cardiology Department at West Middlesex University was asked whether she would be willing to teach piano Hospital that she met Sebastian. He was her junior but, to the children. This apparently redoubtable person although they had both heard about each other, they came round, listened to the children’s playing, tapping had not met before he joined her team. He would join firmly on the piano while exhorting them to attend to her coronary care ward rounds even when this was not their musical phrasing – and took on the commission. strictly necessary – and she told her sister that she had They all passed Grade 8 while still in their teens and met the man she was going to marry. When these two Justine also played the flute and sang. One of her sisters rising stars married eighteen months later, they knew they wanted children and they also knew that family life 12 would be impossible if both parents continued in such a demanding medical discipline. And so it was that Justine decided to study dermatology.

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell © Nigel Cull With her boss’s words, “You are the least likely as serious as any medical discipline. Having no learned dermatologist I’ve ever met” ringing in her ears, she dermatological papers to her name, her interviewers remained sure where her priority lay and applied for asked her why she thought they should accept her. a post at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at St. “Because I am an excellent doctor and I will do well for Thomas’s Hospital. She did, though, recognise what you”, was her reply – and she was accepted. lay beneath his words. She was a dynamic member of his team with a glittering cardiological career ahead By then Justine and Sebastian’s first child had been of her and when she went for interview at St. John’s born. Grace would spend her days in the nursery at St. was amazed and mollified to discover that her fellow Thomas’s, joining her mother on evening ward rounds applicants had written papers on the subject, that it was before catching the bus home to Battersea. A happy, if exhausting, way of life that changed again when 13

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 © Nigel Cull Sebastian suggested they move to the south coast. They the British Association of Dermatologists, she teaches had a boat at Emsworth and he felt the family would Dermatological Consultants in London and is passionate benefit from living out of Town. St. Thomas’s, however, about the spread of knowledge, particularly of the were horrified that she was leaving her prestigious recognition and treatment of malignant melanoma. London post and, unwilling to let her go quietly, they To this end she writes in the national press about appointed her Honorary Consultant. the importance of healthy skin. As many as 19% of melanoma cases are picked up only incidentally in the And so Justine came south. pursuit of other diagnoses and Justine understand the Her ambition had long been value of good medical journalism. to hold an appointment in hospital, to teach and to She told me of a young woman who, on reading one conduct research and all of of Justine’s articles, looked at a lesion on her forehead these she has achieved. in an educated way- not long afterwards Justine was excising the malignancy. And so Justine came south. Her ambition had long been to hold an appointment in hospital, to teach and When Justine was a younger woman working in the to conduct research and all of these she has achieved. Accident and Emergency Department, she had felt the In 2004 she was appointed Consultant at Worthing terror and excitement of diagnosis and treatment and Hospital and she is currently a Consultant at St. Richard’s she feels this now when she is involved in life changing Hospital, while also running a clinic at Goring Hall. Since treatment. She will play her beloved classical music, 2016 she has sat on the Skin Cancer Committee of take up her scalpel and feel again that visceral thrill that 14 medicine has always given her. In 2016 she and Sebastian opened the Tarrant Street Clinic. However much the various Secretaries of State might alter the protocols of the National Health Service, Justine wanted to be certain that her high standards

There was a day, not so long Lorem AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell ago, when Grace got into her mother’s car, her hair bright Drip Action Theatre Presents pink! “Thanks for that”, said Justine, “Now we shall listen THE HERD to Mozart’s Requiem”. It was a long journey and they heard by Rory Kinnear the whole of the work, only for Justine to press the start button ‘A weave of painful insights and all over again. playful humour’ Independent 6th – 9th November were maintained. She never stops studying, never stops reaching for the stars – and how glamorous, and at the Victoria Institute, Arundel 8pm reassuringly positive, the Clinic seems to us. Sebastian’s medical career had led him from cardiology to oncology and he is a Consultant at St. Luke’s Cancer reserve your seats at Centre at Guildford. They lead busy lives and both [email protected] understand the importance of giving each other or call 07761 652154 space – there is an allotment to be watered, children to be entertained and cared for, a glass of wine to be Cordon Bleu enjoyed. If family life seems in short supply, Justine and outside caterers the children will spend the morning in Guildford while for dinner dances, Sebastian is doing his ward round so that they can all funerals and business be together at the start of the weekend – and all of functions across this with music. There was a day, not so long ago, when West Sussex. Grace got into her mother’s car, her hair bright pink! “Thanks for that”, said Justine, “Now we shall listen to Contact Barry or Lucy Hopkins on 01903 882611 Mozart’s Requiem”. It was a long journey and they heard the whole of the work, only for Justine to press the start 15 button all over again. “Now you’ll really hear it”, was her mother’s response to Grace’s groans! And then there are the plays, ah, those wonderful plays! A while ago Peter Martin, an ex Sunday Times journalist, put a notice in his Arundel window advertising creative writing lessons and it was here that Justine got to know Julie Buckle. They both loved writing and, long into the night, would compare essays, have fun and enjoy a whole new way of life. We have much to thank Peter Martin for: the play that developed two years ago from those essay writing days blew us all away! It was deliciously written, naughty and insightful, reminding us of our own peccadilloes and enthralling us as we promenaded through the rooms of the Clinic! By the time we open this issue of The Bell the play will have been repeated – another added – and the Clinic have become more and more a centre for the health of the whole being, so that we can all be, in Justine’s own words, a “properly alive person”.

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Clare Toole-Mackson gives an insight AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell into the career of an extraordinary artist, costume designer and ecclesiastical Gloucester textile designer. Cathedral Cope AFTER two inspiring and enlightening sessions with Before Belinda became established as a theatrical Belinda I am still wondering how to do justice to the designer and costume-maker life was not easy. A fascinating story of this remarkable artist. Belinda is bonus was her top-floor studio in Spitalfields (not then not given to self- advertisement and is modest on the gentrified), with a view of Hawksmoor’s Christ Church, subject of her wonderful and inspired creativity. She where her capacious, self-constructed work table gave confided that she either talked too much or too little, plenty of space for larger commissions. Nothing if not an to which my obvious reply was that in this situation ‘too entrepreneur, Belinda at this time had a stall in Covent much’ would be by no means too much! Garden Market where each Saturday she would offer for sale wonderfully individual garments which she had Belinda lived abroad when young and, having always made. Some market days were unfruitful but, by a happy loved drawing and painting, spent a year at Art College chance, one Saturday David Freeman, director of Opera in Rome. Back in London she took a V & A course in Factory London, came to her stall, bought a number Decorative Arts, learnt Speedwriting and worked in of her creations and invited her to design costumes the Slide Room at the Courtauld Institute, followed by for John Gay’s ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ and Harrison a spell with a picture research company seeking out Birtwistle’s ‘Punch and Judy’. Her designs for these illustrations for the Dictionary of National Biography. were truly striking and fantastical, in the spirit of both. At this point, as Belinda describes it, she developed ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ was a punk version! Both these ‘itchy fingers’ and longed to be creative, so, after operas, as well as ‘La Callisto’ by Cavalli and Michael a pre-diploma Foundation Year at Hammersmith, Tippett’s ‘The Knot Garden’ were subsequently shown she embarked on a course in Textiles at Camberwell on Channel 4. She also designed sets and costumes for School of Art, achieving a First Class Honours degree. two productions by Theatre Musical de Paris, conducted Three months of this was spent at the Ecole Normale by Pierre Boulez, at the Chatelet Theatre. Superieure in Paris, a very different set-up from I was fascinated by Belinda’s description of her creative Camberwell, but a valuable experience. process, which she was generous enough to guide me through, with particular reference to the time of She was not drawn to the area of industrial textiles, preparation before starting work on an ecclesiastical so her next step was a post-graduate course in Stage project. Obviously, having decided and thought deeply Design at the Slade. Each term offered a new and about her theme (of which more anon), research must be exciting project, one with the chief scene painter from undertaken, which she finds exciting, as it is not merely the RSC, Stratford, during which, amongst other things, a trawl through the Internet but can involve journeys she learnt how to square up large-scale designs – an to places near and far. Then comes a detailed written essential skill for her later work with ecclesiastical description/explanation and drawings (these are a work textiles. Another term’s venture was with Jonathan Miller on his production of Twelfth Night. A subsequent 17 project involved the Royal Ballet, which resulted in Belinda being asked to make costumes for the Ballet Rambert Company. Following this, she was asked in 1981 by the dancer and choreographer Christopher Bruce to design the costumes for a new ballet – ‘Ghost Dances’. This was created as a tribute to all innocent victims of political oppression, particularly those who died under the infamous Pinochet regime in Chile. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the three Ghost Dancers (who appear in South American Indian folklore) interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people. Belinda’s costumes were truly amazing and reinforced the strong message of the production. This ballet has been recreated many times in many countries and was indeed revived two years ago at Sadlers Wells. It is regarded as one of the most celebrated contemporary dance pieces of its generation.

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 including machine embroidery, using a wonderful and Westminster Abbey exotic variety of materials and colours. She has a great love Nave altar cloth of colour. Belinda is particularly fond of her late husband Chris’ description of her work as ‘wrought’. © Malcolm Crowthers © Mike Wigg © Nigel Cullof art in themselves). Finally there is the nerve-wracking Beggar’s Opera experience of presenting her proposals to whoever has commissioned the project. She admits to recurring nerves The paragraph above gives an idea of the technical side on these occasions, but I am reminded of the theory that of Belinda’s work but the inspirational side is of prime actors who never experience stage fright do not give such importance. Belinda is a deeply spiritual person and the good performances! All this is the basic skeleton but does development of her inspiration for each piece of work also form part of the creative process. She works usually is an organic process. She is sometimes given a theme with silk as the base, as this takes dye well, but also linen for a particular commission but more often there are and cotton. Sourcing the material is not always easy and general guidelines from which she works. Most of the takes time and research. She mixes her own dyes from the altar-cloths she makes bear an appropriate quotation three primary colours, red, blue and yellow, and it can take from the New Testament or poetry, and the works of the up to a week to achieve colours that satisfy her. The dye Christian mystic, Julian of Norwich, among others. She is in powder form and is mixed into a gum solution. After finds particular inspiration in the words of T.S Eliot, one the application the material has to be steamed in a special of the greatest and most profound of modern poets. cylinder above a Burco boiler, and then washed. Belinda’s At this point it might be appropriate to explain how decorative techniques include applique (often padded, the focus of Belinda’s work changed to ecclesiastical as in 16th century stump work) and stitchery of all kinds, textiles. A lady by the name of Pamela Tudor-Craig, on seeing an exhibition of her work, uttered the prophetic St Nicholas’ words, “Belinda, the Church needs you!” In 1985 Wall Hanging Belinda was commissioned to make a new altar-cloth for the nave altar of Westminster Abbey by Pamela 18 Tudor-Craig and her husband Sir John Wedgwood, following their marriage in the Abbey. On this occasion these lines from Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding’ (where the couple lived) were suggested.

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The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 © Belinda Scarlett all sides are visible. Examples of Belinda’s work were shown in 1990 in an exhibition of British Ecclesiastical Snape © Anthony Crickmay Embroidery in the crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral. It also features in books on ecclesiastical textiles. She is the co- “And all shall be well and author of a book on ‘Country House Needlepoint’. All manner of thing shall be well There is no end to Belinda’s talents, since she also makes When the tongues of flame are in-folded distinctive and striking ecclesiastical vestments. My Into the crowned knot of fire favourite example is six new copes she made in 1994 for And the fire and the rose are one.” high and holy days at St. Paul’s Cathedral, donated by the Inspired by this Belinda created a truly stunning design, Clothworkers’ Guild. These were described as ‘designed with generous use of gold. Her commissions, not with a thoughtful sensitivity to their special setting’- an surprisingly, come via personal recommendation and entirely fitting description of all her work. Reflecting the word of mouth. She does now have a website but this is fire-swept history of St. Paul’s the vestments develop the only comparatively recent. theme of pointed rays of light and curving flames. To return to the story, there followed in 1988, after the devastating 1987 hurricane, a commission from Closer to home, many people know Belinda’s depiction of Winchester Cathedral for an altar cloth celebrating ‘The Burning Bush’ which hangs in the Lady Chapel in St. the alliance between religion and conservation. In due Nicholas’ Church, of which she is a member. Also, in North time Belinda discovered some perfectly fitting lines Stoke’s small village church can be seen Belinda’s altar in the ‘Private Prayers’ of Lancelot Andrewes, a 17th cloth, bearing the words ‘My Soul doth Magnify the Lord’, century Bishop of Winchester. In 1989 the Archbishop the design relating to the overall internal architecture of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, commissioned an altar including vestiges of medieval wall paintings. cloth for Lambeth Palace Chapel, Belinda’s theme It was suggested to Belinda that she might do some developing from Eliot’s words in ‘The Rock’ – ‘Light, informal teaching at Arundel C.of E. School. She The visible reminder of Invisible Light’, an exploration of confessed to having been dubious about this, never light as a spiritual image. The list of Belinda’s creations having taught before, but went along and immediately in churches great and small up and down the country is connected with the children, who were full of a long one and she is even now involved in making an enthusiasm. As a result Year 6 produced, under Belinda’s altar cloth for a church in Leicestershire. I should make guidance, a splendid school banner, which they proudly a special mention of York Minster and photos I saw of carry at their Leaving Services. the consecration of the first female bishop in 2015, It is of course impossible to describe adequately in with Belinda’s fine Festal Altar Cloth complementing the words Belinda’s unique and inspired creations and her scene. I have not merely used the term ‘Frontal’ because remarkable use of symbolism. The only way to appreciate Belinda creates a whole design, since on a nave altar their full beauty and glory is to see them, but hopefully the photographs here will provide a small insight. Ghost Dances Belinda’s website is 20

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© Nigel Cull AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell ORIGINALLY born in Ryde on the Isle of Wight Jason and his mother Dee moved to Arundel in the 1970’s. He is often seen pounding the streets of Arundel and the river bank during his training. At 48 years old, Jason is remarkably fit. His training involves regular runs – often along the river bank to Littlehampton and then on to Worthing or even Brighton. His motivation is simple: ‘I think of the races as an achievement – the charities I support get more money and I get a good feeling from running. It’s a great atmosphere at the races’. Charities that have benefitted from his efforts include Epilepsy Action, Christian Aid, UNICEF, British Lung Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Research. Next on his agenda is the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in October when he will run in his red suit in aid of the Anthony Nolan appeal. Then in April he’s hoping for a place in the Greater Manchester Marathon when he plans to run for Remembering Nell, the charity formed to help the victims of the Manchester bombing. But his ambitions don’t stop in the UK – he’s going to try and book a place in the Great Wall of China Marathon next October running in aid of Barnardo’s! 23

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AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell A Profile of Fr Dominik Chmielewski ‘It was a long journey which brought News of salvation, love and forgiveness with everyone’ me to the priesthood – it wasn’t just one He joined the Pentecostal church and he learnt ‘what moment’. Fr Dominik, the newly ordained it means to be a Christian in the 21st century – what is Deacon at St Nicholas’ Church has indeed the commitment we give every day and I found it is the had a long journey to priesthood in the same as it has always been – focusing on God, His love Church of England. Gill Farquharson in our life and sharing it with others.’ listened to his story. It was also as a teenager at school that he met his BORN in Wyszków in Eastern Poland, hometown of his wife Barbara- they have been together for 24 years mother’s family for as far back as anyone can remember, and married for 19. ‘We followed the journey of faith Dominik lived there until he was 13 when he moved to together. I firmly believe she is the perfect partner for the mountains to his father’s hometown of Nowy Sącz, me and I hope I am for her too – but you have to ask her 100kms south of Krakow. about that!’ Religion played a part in his life from the beginning. He is an extremely youthful looking 40 years old His mother’s family were staunch Catholics and he was which he puts down to leading a healthy life – ‘We eat baptised and confirmed into the Catholic Church. As a healthily, we don’t drink much alcohol and I have never child his favourite game were to pretend to be a priest, smoked’. His wife Barbara is a vegetarian as well so he administering ‘play’ communion, applauded by his doesn’t eat a lot of meat. grandmother who has always encouraged his vocation. He attended the University of Krakow and did his first As a teenager at school however, through the reading degree in History. While there he worshipped at the of the Bible he found faith in God. He says ‘I found the Methodist Church, simply because it was close and like man I wanted to be and I fell in love with Jesus. I wanted a parish church to them. With no established church to follow him to be His disciple and share the Good in Poland, the boundaries are not fixed into parishes as they are here. They worshipped there for six years 25

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AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell A Day in the life Canon Tim Madeley Not many Catholic priests own an Brighton and East Sussex. Fourteen years later, in the enormous German Shepherd or drive a autumn of 2018, Tim celebrated his Silver Anniversary as black London cab but the Cathedrals’ a priest, having spent over half his years in the ministry Canon Tim Madeley does! Oliver at the Cathedral. Hawkins sketches a day in the life of this mainstay of the Arundel Cathedral. Tim’s day begins in very much the same way as that of numerous other Arundelians, taking the dog for a TIM Madeley came to Arundel as Dean of the Cathedral walk. For many years Tim was recognised as much by in September 2005. His profile in that winter’s issue the presence of his faithful German Shepherd Phoebe of The Bell describes his welcome by the Cathedral as by his liturgical outfit. After Phoebe’s demise Sybil parishioners, together with Fr Keith Richards of St took over as Tim’s right-hand dog, a formidable black Nicholas, and Pastor Philip Tout of the Arundel Baptist presence with a bark to match, a good-as-gold character Church. His job description covered two distinct and a teenage reluctance to get up in the morning. responsibilities, as parish priest to the town’s catholic The Dean of Arundel Cathedral is ex officio Chaplain to community, and as administrator of the Cathedral the Duke of Norfolk, and as such Tim has access to the for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, hence the Castle gardens and park; perfect dog-walking territory title of Dean. The Diocese was established in 1965, even without the meerkats which so transfixed Phoebe Arundel having previously come under the auspices of in years past. Extending his walks into the town gives Southwark, and extends north into Surrey and east to Tim the opportunity to meet other dog-walkers, and get into the kind of informal conversations that wouldn’t 29

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 The day may then include a session teaching religious studies at St Philip’s primary school just along the occur without the intermediary presence of a four- road, visiting sick parishioners in their homes, or legged friend. discussing wedding or funeral arrangements with people from inside and outside the town. Major events Then comes the focal point of the day. Catholic priests in the Cathedral such as the services at Christmas celebrate the mass every day and, for Tim, a homily is and Easter, and most high-profile of all the Corpus expected with each mass, usually said at the St Philip Christi celebrations with the Carpet of Flowers, involve Neri altar in the Cathedral, with a dozen or so regular substantial planning, dealing with the large number attenders from among the parishioners. Occasionally, of volunteers who make such events possible- altar when a mass is being said for a member of the Norfolk servers, sacristans, stewards, flower arrangers, and so family, it will be celebrated in the Fitzalan Chapel which on. The recent retirement of The Cathedral’s Deacon, was built specifically for such services. Although the David Clifton, who has been able to provide enormous tradition dates back to the original Earls of Arundel in support in liturgical and pastoral duties, is inevitably the fourteenth century, those being commemorated going to increase the workload. Offsite activities see Tim today are sometimes individuals still well remembered heading off in his favoured form of transport, a black in the town, such as Duchess Lavinia, her daughters London cab. Why a black cab? Why not; he’s liked them Lady Sarah and Lady Mary, or Duke Miles. The sense since he was a boy. of history on such occasions is not lost on Tim, as in the congregation there may well be a grand-daughter As a single priest at the Cathedral Tim has made a point of Henry XV Duke, who built Arundel Cathedral in the of getting involved in a number of activities networking 1870s. In Arundel history can feel very close at hand. across the town, the diocese and beyond. The good relations reflected in his initial welcome by the other With the exception of special feast days the only Arundel churches continue, through collaboration weekday masses celebrated on the main altar are with David Twinley at St Nicholas and Steve Lomas at when the Chapter of Canons gathers in Arundel. As the Baptist Church, on events like the Festival Service in the Anglican Church, each Catholic Cathedral has a and Remembrance Sunday. Within the Diocese Tim so-called Chapter of a dozen senior clerics whose role is is involved in the Arundel Deanery, working with to advise the Bishop on matters relating to the spiritual and practical welfare of the Cathedral. As Dean of the Cathedral Tim clearly has a crucial role in the Chapter, and also finds the interchange of ideas and news from other parts of the Diocese useful and refreshing. Following the daily mass is an opportunity for parishioners to discuss issues with Tim, and for him to go through the questions of the day with the Parish secretary Louise – whether to allow a Bollywood film to use the Cathedral as a location (no), or whether to allow a drone inside to take photographs of internal details (yes). Tim’s wide range of responsibilities means that there will often be a meeting of some sort to attend. The physical maintenance of a large, complex and historic building is a constant preoccupation, involving monthly meetings with architects and innumerable dealings with contractors. The Diocese commissions a quinquennial review every five years, identifying and prioritising what works need to be carried out. Although by cathedral standards Arundel is relatively young, and built to the highest quality specifications, time takes its toll, and there is always a patch of roofing needing attention, or a stained glass window needing to be refurbished. A recently completed project has been the removal and re-hanging of the entire rose window on the west end of the building. The Cathedral is fortunate in having a Dean with a real interest in the building and its history, who not only oversees the practical maintenance, but works with the Cathedral archivist to put in order the mountains of books and papers that have accumulated over the 146 years since the church was opened. 30

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AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell Arundel Community Partnership and Arundel Project Merge It’s been announced that the Arundel community approach to the challenges market towns Community Partnership (ACP) and the like ours are facing in the 21st Century. Presentations newly launched Arundel Project are to have been made by the group to the Town Council, merge their efforts to revitalise the town. the Stakeholders Group, the Chamber of Commerce and Town Meeting to gauge the appetite for such a THE ACP was formed in January 2003 in response to grouping. Having received positive feedback, under the a national initiative from central government. In spring Chairmanship of Andy Batty the Project is engaged on 2007 the ACP completed the Arundel Community Plan, research and planning consultation to determine what which was then endorsed by Arundel Town Council, residents’ priorities are and what is needed to help the outlining and summarising the views of the residents of community combat the decline of the High Street and Arundel. The subjects addressed within the plan were, boost tourism to Arundel. Environment, Town life, Tourism, Economy, and Access (Transport). A design statement followed in November Commenting on the merger, Mike de that year which was the forerunner of what we now Lara explained ‘ACP offers all that grant know as the Neighbourhood Plan, which is currently in funders require in terms of a bank the process of being updated for the second time. account and other paperwork which saves a lot of housekeeping effort by the The ACP under Chairman Mike de Lara went on to Arundel Project, thus complementing spearhead a number of initiatives to improve the town their efforts.’ and community. These included the town quay pontoon, tarmacking the pathway under the A27 crossing at Ford Andy Batty, Chairman of the Arundel roundabout, the maps in the car parks, the relief maps Project added, ‘This is a great opportunity on Town Quay, the footpath from town to Arundel to move the Arundel Project forward just station, the renewal of the town signs and setting up the as we are about to embark on the biggest Arundel Community Network. resident consultation ever. Arundel is The Arundel Project was formed earlier this year special, but things by a group of people from the community who don’t stand still. believe Arundel would benefit from a co-ordinated, Everyone has practical ideas and Chairmen Mike de Lara and Andy Batty crazy dreams for how Arundel could evolve. Let’s shape that together. Everybody is welcome at a series of town meetings in October, dates to be announced soon. Please come and have your say.’ 33

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 Sponsored by TownDiary Visit Arundel SEPTEMBER Choral Evensong St. Nicholas Church Blue light breakfast at St Wilfrid's Priory 1st 6.00pm 2nd 8.00am- Coffee morning at St Wilfrid's Priory Arundel Museum Last night of the Proms screening with two-course 10.00am dinner. £12 member £15 non-member To assist with Arundel Cathedral 4th 11.00am catering, please book by 1st September St. Nicholas Church 7th 6.30pm for Parish Barbecue 7.00pm start Ride & Stride in aid of Sussex Historic Churches Trust 8th 12.30pm Diocesan Altar Servers' Mass Arundel Cathedral 14th 9.00am- Heritage Open Day - as part of the celebrations of the 3.00pm nation's heritage, please come and enjoy free entry to 14th 12 noon the Arundel Museum 15th 10.00am - Mayor's Service St. Nicholas Church 4.00pm Arty Krafters Arundel Baptist Church 15th 3.00pm 16th 2.00pm Send Us Some Women - a talk by Dianne Mannering. Arundel Museum 16th 7.00pm for The story of how female prisoners from Newgate Gaol sailed to Australia in 1789 to boost the female 7.30pm population. £6 member, £8 non-member 20th 7.30pm An Evening with Crime Writer Peter Lovesey. Tickets:£10 St Mary's Church, Slindon. call 01243 814693 or 814604 or from The Forge, Slindon 20th 7.30pm - Arundel Flower Club: Demonstrator Jan Mason. Club St Mary's Church Hall, Clymping 9.30pm Competition Title: Autumn Bounty. 21st 9.00am - 1.00pm Farmers Market Town Centre 21st 6.00pm 21st 1.00pm Harvest Supper Arundel Baptist Church 22nd 10.30am 22nd 6.30pm Organ recital: Lee Ward. Free entry, retiring collection Arundel Cathedral 26th 8.00pm for 8.30pm Harvest Thanksgiving Celebration Arundel Baptist Church 27th 12 noon 28th 1.00pm Harvest Thanksgiving Arundel Baptist Church Jazz at the Jailhouse: Terry Smith and Dave Quincy. Arundel Jailhouse Licensed bar. Tickets £10 Lunch Break Arundel Baptist Church Organ Recital: John Sharples. Free entry, retiring collection Arundel Cathedral OCTOBER 2nd 7.00pm An Evening with The Beatles - Edwin Lerner - a history Arundel Museum of The Beatles with music. £6 member, £8 non- members available from the Museum 3rd 7.30pm - Arundel Gardens Association. An illustrated talk by Jubilee Room, 9.30pm Paul Dalby 'Looking after Dahlias' Arundel Museum 34

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell 4th 7.00pm Vespers and installation of new Chapter Canons Arundel Cathedral 5th 2.30pm Animal Blessing Service Arundel Cathedral St. Nicholas Church 6th 10.00am Harvest Festival St. Nicholas Church 6th 6.00pm Choral Evensong 7th 8.00am- Blue light breakfast at St Wilfrid's Priory 10.00am 10th 7.00pm - Board Game evening. Come and enjoy one free tea/ Arundel Museum 9.00pm coffee (more available to purchase) and an evening of board game fun! £5 pp. 11th 7.00pm for ‘Cabaret with Marvin Ford’ organised by The Friends The Cathedral Centre, 7.30pm of St Nicholas. Tickets £25 to include a two-course London Road dinner from the Parish Office 12th 12 noon Diocesan Marriage Anniversaries Mass Arundel Cathedral 12th 12 noon Arundel Cathedral Friends' Pilgrimage walk followed Arundel Cathedral by Benediction. Contact aruncathfriends@btconnect. com or 01903 884567 for details 12th Vintage afternoon tea - £12 - enjoy a wonderful Arundel Museum afternoon tea as well as a visit to Arundel Museum. To assist with catering, please book by Friday 4 October 13th TBC Vespers Arundel Cathedral 14th 11.00am Coffee morning at St Wilfrid's Priory 18th 7.30pm - Arundel Flower Club: Demonstrator Nina Tucknott St Mary's Church Hall, 19th 9.30pm Club Competition Title: Sunset Clymping 19th Town Centre 9.00 - 1.00pm Farmers Market Outside the Norfolk Centre in 19th Mill Road 9.30am - Apple Day. Come along and see the new apple press 19th and 1.00pm in action; see the craft stall; get your bike mended by Arundel Cathedral 20th Rupert the Bike Doctor or bring your own apples to Norfolk Centre, Mill Road be pressed! 20th Arundel Cathedral 21st 7.30pm Arun Choral Society concert. Contact boxoffice@ Arundel Baptist Church 24th for tickets Arundel Jailhouse Arundel Baptist Church 25th Village Craftsmen Craft Show. A range of gifts Arundel Museum 26th - and crafts on sale. Entry is free, tea and cakes are 3rd Nov. available. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Arundel Museum excluding 30th 3.00pm St. Philip Howard Mass 30th 2.00pm Arty Krafters 31st 8.00pm for Jazz at the Jailhouse: Raul D'Oliveira. Licensed bar. 8.30pm Tickets £10 12 noon Lunch Break The Big Draw and the Bowdlefodes exhibition! Fun for half term. £1 entry for children to take part in the activities. More information available on 2.00pm Local author Sandra Saer will join us to read her new children's book 'Star Sandwiches and Moon Custard' Free; opportunity to buy Sandra's book 4.00pm Halloween Party at St Wilfrid's Priory NOVEMBER 1st 8.30am Mass Convent of the Poor Clares, Crossbush 1st 10.00am Mass Arundel Cathedral 1st 8.00pm Mass Arundel Cathedral 35

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 2nd 10.00am Mass for All Souls' Day Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle 2nd 7.30pm Sung Requiem for All Souls St. Nicholas Church Blessing of Graves in St. Philip's Cemetery London Road 3rd 3.00pm Choral Evensong St. Nicholas Church 3rd 6.00pm Drip Action Theatre Presents ‘The Herd’ The Victoria Institute, Arundel 6th-9th 8.00pm by Rory Kinnear. Reserve your seats at info@ or call 07761 652154 Arundel Cathedral 7th 11.00am Chapter Mass Jubilee Room, 7th 7.30pm - Arundel Gardens Association. An illustrated talk by Arundel Museum Steve Austin 'The Beth Chatto Garden' Arundel Museum 9.30pm 9th - 11th 10.00am - A chance to see the exhibition 'Arundel and the St. Nicholas Church Great War’. Town Square 4.00pm Remembrance Sunday Arundel Baptist Church 10th 9.30am (followed by Act of Remembrance) Arundel Cathedral Arundel Museum 10th 10.30am Remembrance Service 10th 11.30am Town Centre 13th 7.00pm for Mass for Remembrance Sunday 7.30pm An evening with Winston Churchill! Join us for a fascinating evening to learn all about the life of 16th 9.00am - Churchill told from the perspective of the man 1.00pm himself. £6 member £8 non-member, Farmers Market 16th 2.00pm Arundel Flower Club Open Meeting. Demonstrator: Walberton Village Hall, 17th 11.15am Mig Kimpton. Title: Country Christmas. Tickets Walberton available from October 1st £12.00 to include Arundel Cathedral 18th 2.00pm afternoon tea. Tel: Val Goyder on 07446 333434 20th 10.00am Knights of St. Columba Centenary Mass with 23rd 10.30am - Bishop Richard 4.00pm Arty Krafters Arundel Baptist Church 23rd 7.30pm Mass Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle 28th 8.00pm for Christmas Fair - a chance to get some wonderful gifts, Arundel Museum 8.30pm crafts and a delicious cake! 28th-30th Angmering Chorale Concert. For tkts see Arundel Cathedral Jazz at the Jailhouse: Nigel Thomas Quartet. Arundel Jailhouse Tickets £10 Walsingham Dowry Tour (see newsletter for details) Arundel Cathedral The Town Diary may also be viewed at Events are published as notified to The Bell - we cannot be responsible for changes or cancellations. Please send your Town Diary entries by 18th October 2019 to Gill Farquharson at [email protected] 36

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The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 TheTown Council Newsletter Welcome to the Arundel Town Council’s Autumn Newsletter Consultants Limited, Cllr Michael Tu and James Stewart MY first few months as Mayor have been extremely busy. and with the support of key Arundel Town stakeholders. I am delighted to have been invited to attend so many Our application has now been submitted within the local events within the community and look forward to specified deadline. We have applied for a substantial attending many more throughout the course of the year. contribution, to realise the ambition of regenerating the It has been fantastic to see our seven new councillors High Street and Tarrant Street, as stated in the latest finding their feet with the support and guidance of our version of the Neighbourhood Plan. This submission is longer standing councillors and the office staff. We also only an expression of interest and information contained welcome our new Administrative Assistant Aby Dingle within the application will be subject to revision. to the Town Council. She is working hard alongside the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk to ensure the smooth Town Council Grants running of the office and councillor meetings. It is always a pleasure to help our local community where we can and, as a result, we have approved several grants Mill Road Play Area over the past months. More recently we are pleased to On Monday 8th July, the newly announce that we have awarded grants to Home-Start transformed Mill Road Play Park was £1,000, Arundel Festival £5,000, Arundel Guides £1,500, officially opened. This renovation was Arundel Museum £500, Arundel Community Partnership a joint project between Arundel Town £200 and Age UK £1,000. Council and Arun District Council and has been completed with enhanced and additional 2019 Community Award Nominations play equipment. Former Mayor and Councillor, Mrs Lucy This year’s Community Awards will take place on Ashworth, carried out consultations with the young people Thursday 5th December 2019. Once again, we hope of Arundel to ensure that they could help shape the new there will be a great number of nominations in respect design for the proposed renovated play area. The Town of the volunteers and organisations that help the Council received over 200 designs from children of all ages, community throughout the year. If you would like to including toddler groups, primary schools, visitors to the make a nomination for this year’s award please send this Lido, Arundel Youth Club and scouting/guiding groups. The to [email protected] or to the scheme now has been implemented and provides a wide Town Hall by Friday 18th October 2019. range of equipment (including equipment that is wheelchair accessible) and which compliments it’s prestigious location Town Hall Events close to the Castle. Our monthly Cinema viewings are very popular, and the next confirmed dates are 25th September, 30th October Neighbourhood Plan and 27th November 2018. Tickets are available from the We are pleased to announce that we have now submitted Town Hall at £6.00 each. Do come along and join us for a the Arundel Neighbourhood Plan Review to Arun hot drink or glass of wine. Please look at our website for District Council for them to carry out the Reg 16 Formal the next cinema listing. Our ever-popular wedding fayre will Consultation. Thereafter, there will be an examination be held on Sunday 22nd September 2019 11:00-3:00pm. of the Plan and finally a referendum in November of this year when we hope there will be an excellent “turn-out” Policing to vote. You can find out more about this on the ATC We continue to have monthly meetings with Sussex website, with links to the ADC website, which has all the Police. Currently, we have many complaints and submitted documents. Once adopted by both ATC and concerns from residents in relation to the Campervans/ ADC, the Neighbourhood Plan will be used to assess Caravans along Mill Road, and as this is not a Police planning decisions into the future alongside ADC’s and concern we have proceeded to communicate with SDNPA’s Local Plans. multi-agencies on these problems. The reply from WSCC states “Instances of people living on the highway should High Streets Heritage Action Zones be reported to us via our website Historic England recently offered an opportunity to uk or by calling 01243 642105 and we will consider what apply for funding via their High-Street Heritage Actions action might be available or appropriate.” Zones grant. Cllrs Tony Hunt and Michelle Scott with the assistance of Carolyn Baynes (Deputy Town Clerk), If you see an incident or are affected by crime, ALWAYS have completed the expression of interest application report it. This ensures the incident is logged and a pattern in consultation with Arun District Council, Land Use of activities can be built up. 38 Don’t forget if you have any queries about Arundel related issues please do contact us: carolynbaynes@

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School BellTheBell | AUTUMN2019 Arundel Cof E Primary School the experience as like being outside on a clear, warm by Andrew Simpson Headteacher night filled with sparkling stars and planets. Year 6 Leavers’ Service at Chichester Cathedral I WOULD like to take this opportunity to say I hope you had a lovely summer and to thank all of the fantastic As always, our wonderful Year 6 made us proud with their Arundel community who continue to support our exemplary behaviour at the Year 6 Leavers’ Service at school. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the Chichester Cathedral. Even the vicar who led the service exciting things ACE has been up to this term. commented upon the children’s attitude, saying: ‘I can see with your children's behaviour and attitude and Quality Start Platinum Plus Award and Locality this banner why your school is called ACE’. Thank you League Champions to all of our Year 6 children and to those parents and Sport is central to life at ACE, and as a school our aim is grandparents who were able to attend this special event. always to try to put in that little extra bit more effort and An update on the marvellous Emily and Charlie to always have a go! ACE has recently been awarded the We are very fortunate to have two very sporty siblings, Quality Start Platinum Plus Award, a national award that Emily and Charlie, at ACE. They recently competed at recognises and rewards schools for their commitment to Solihull in the National Laser Run Championships with PE, School Sport and Healthy and Active Lifestyles. This Emily finishing 6th in a very competitive race and Charlie is a significant award and one that we are very proud winning the U9s. Both have been selected to represent of, particularly as only three schools in the county have Team GB in Germany and Budapest, and Charlie has also achieved this status. We won’t be taking anything for been selected for the relay team. granted though, as we continue to constantly evolve and Well done, Charlie and Emily! As a school community we improve on what we do. are very proud of your marvellous achievements. Be Internet Legends ACE has had double sporting success this term having also won the Locality Sports League. We are very excited to have achieved this and we are very proud of all our pupils’ amazing sporting achievements. Year 5 visit the South Downs Planetarium As a school we always try to use local attractions to Keeping our pupils safe online is paramount at ACE, enhance our children’s learning experiences, and this and as part of this we recently arranged for Be Internet was certainly the case when our lovely Year 5 class Legends to come into school to give a special Google went off to the South Downs Planetarium recently assembly on Internet safety. The presentation was and met some famous people too (well plastic famous fascinating and focused on how children can stay people!). The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves safe and keep each other safe online. The presenters, and gained a great deal from the experience particularly Jennie and Ollie, showed us a brilliant online game the opportunity to experiment with the excitement and wonder of the 'Big Sky Dome', an 11-metre dome that helps the children to understand the basic aspects of astronomy and space science. The children described 40

about Internet safety set in ‘Interland’ where the AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell ‘Internaughties’ can make life unhappy for others. The children also found out about: ‘good shares’; the support and encouragement of those around them – dangers of ‘over sharing’; thinking before we share; much like the beloved Toad, Badger, Mole and Rat. phishing attacks and how to create a secure password. ACE Swimming Gala Key Stage 2 Perform The Wind in the Willows We were blessed by the weather Pupils from Arundel Church of England Primary School for this year’s annual swimming put on a spectacular performance gala at Arundel Lido, which was of The Wind in the Willows as their once again supported by many end-of-year musical on Tuesday 9th of our ACE families. All of the and Thursday 11th July. The show children had an opportunity to ran for two matinee and two evening compete and worked extremely hard to try to perform shows, with the escapades of Toad, their very best in each of the races. We have already had Badger, Rat and Mole delighting the some very useful feedback, via the survey we sent out, audience, young and old. which we will use to identify areas to allow us to make further improvements for next year’s gala. Thank you to The musical followed Toad and his Miss Parry and Mrs Tipton for organising the swimming adventures in his red motor car, with the three friends gala, and to all of the teachers for working so hard to helping to steer him in the right direction, whilst ensure that the day was a great success. exploring the themes of friendship, personal journeys, and the need to understand the consequences of our ACE and St Nicholas’ Church actions. help those in need in India In a year that has seen an The production was directed by the school’s music teacher, unprecedented level of public Michael Servant, and the adaptation was a real team effort discussion around equality in with the direction, stage and prop design, music, lighting, the developed and developing and costumes and make up, all being equally inspired. world, pupils and staff at Arundel Church of England Primary School, in partnership with St Nicholas’ Church, The actors themselves were outstanding, with the reflected on the situation of people and especially four main characters each fully immersing themselves children in impoverished regions who are often denied in their anthropomorphic roles with apparent ease. a right to education, and they decided to do something Mr Servant commented that he “had never before about it! encountered children of any age embody the characters in such a convincing way” and was particularly Over 200 children at ACE – and adults too – from ages impressed with “their understanding of the dialogue 4 to 74 walked a mile on Wednesday 19th June, raising and their interaction with each other, allowing for a fully money for the FEAST project. convincing performance”. As part of the school’s close relationship with St All of the supporting actors were equally impressive, Nicholas’ Church, we work in partnership to support each adding to the richness of the play. Notable scenes FEAST (For Education and Social Transformation), an included the policeman chastising Toad for his reckless aid project in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. Founded by driving, the judge sending Toad to prison whilst having a Father Jeremias George, the charity seeks to help the complete disregard for the confines of the law, the prison poorest in society and transform the lives of children guard chasing after his ‘love’ the prison washerwoman, by supporting their education. The project has been not realizing it was Toad in disguise, and the chief running as a trust since 1998 and to date has helped weasel bemoaning his nature and wishing to be good. over 20,000 people. Undoubtedly, however, it was the chorus made up of the Wild Wooders and the River Bankers who raised the roof “We’re so proud to support such a worthy cause,” said with their impressive singing and acting abilities. Deputy Headteacher, Heidi Simpson: “The sense of community was evident as a line of children and staff snaked Parents and teachers agreed that it was the best up around the school grounds and the long walk gave our musical the school had every produced, with one pupils a chance to reflect on the lives of those less fortunate member of the audience commenting “I have been to and the importance of raising our voices to speak for those many productions in my twenty plus years involved in facing less favourable conditions across the globe.” education and this was by far the best production I have ever seen”. The show was a huge success and a true So far the school walk has raised over £700 for the testament of how children can achieve success in even charity – and sponsorship forms and donations are the most ambitious of situations when they receive the still streaming into the school. We are hoping to raise enough money to pay for a house for a family in India and change their lives forever. 41

School BellTheBell | AUTUMN2019 St Philip’s Catholic Primary School cricket team also train weekly in the grounds and by Lucy Horne Headteacher use their indoor and outdoor facilities. The cricket facilities team are very generous in providing the use AS we embrace a new academic school year with of their facilities for the future generation of players. enthusiasm and excitement, it seems apt to reflect back on the highlights of the Summer Term. A parent has been coming into school to teach Years 4, 5 and 6 Stoolball. Thank you to Mrs Tomlinson for Sport her time. We were very fortunate to have had a half term’s worth of free football training for all classes led by The Our Year 5 and Chelsea Foundation. The coaches taught the children 6 Goblin Kit Car skills and attitudes- attitudes of ‘sportsmanship’ and of team represented ‘fair play’. The club will now run a weekly after school the school on two football club for all age groups. different events. One During the latter part of the term, all classes had the was the Locality group opportunity to participate in a Dance workshop. This of schools held at was led by staff from St Philip Howard’s Dance team Riverbeach Primary and was based on the topic that each class were School and the second learning about. was the Gathering of Goblins event at Goodwood Race Course. After a very long day at Goodwood race Our annual Sports Day was held in late June and circuit, the children were rewarded by coming second provided a chance for all children to take part in (out of 54 schools) in the slalom race. Go team St intra school competition. With the help of Sports Philip’s! Leaders from St Philip Howard and the staff of our school, children were able to experience competitive In the Autumn Term, we look forward to welcoming sports in a safe and nurturing environment. Everyone Paul Sturgess, the tallest man in Britain, who also knowing that the basic foundation of competition is played for Harlem Globe Trotters. He will spend the giving it your all and never giving up. day delivering first an assembly and then running The annual Swimming Gala took place in July and basketball workshops with all the classes. provided another chance for children in Key Stage 2 to take part in a competition against the other Helping others ‘houses’ in school. We are extremely fortunate to We were delighted to receive photographs from a have the Lido within walking distance and are very school in Madagascar with which we have links via Mr grateful to them for accommodating our weekly and Mrs Barber (previous parents at the school). They swimming lessons and the gala. take a container full of provisions over to the school Some of our classes have been able to visit the regularly. The pictures showed children in their school Castle Cricket ground to watch professional cricket in Madagascar, wearing our school jumpers which had players in action. They have been to see both Sussex been donated by our parents. v Gloucester and Sussex V Australia. Our own school 42

Daisy in Year 5 sent a letter to the Council outlining AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell her concerns about the busy road she lives on. She explained that she would like to walk to school in Year 5 had a wonderful day at the Wintershall Estate, Year 6 but cannot do so because of the fast moving near Guildford, where they were able to move around traffic on Ford Road, where she lives. She said also the estate following the live dramatisation of the life that the noise at night from motor bikes and speeding and ministry of Christ. The children all enjoyed seeing traffic often wakes her and her brother. The letter the scripture brought to life. was received by the Council and Daisy had a response from the District Council, the Town Mayor and a visit Year 2 children travelled to Kirdford to visit Brownings from a police officer to discuss plans to work with Farm where they were able to see how a working her and the school. The aim is to try and work with wind farm generates electricity from a working wind motorists to follow the speed limit. Well done Daisy turbine. The farm is an organic, small-scale working farm for taking such a proactive stance. and has several interconnecting ponds and an ancient moat which are home to many species of pond life and For the last twelve months, St Philip’s have been raising amphibians. This was a great experience for the children funds to help build a house in India for a family. The to see how the land can be used for creating electricity charity was founded by Fr Jeremias in his home district in whilst protecting wildlife at the same time. India. The school, along with their Deanery group raised £2348 during Advent. The school also raised a further We welcome our new families to St Philip’s this term. £965 by organising a sponsored walk and through various The children have had storytime sessions and time in Year 5 fundraising events. The final total will be around the classroom. Parents too have had the chance to £3,700. This is a fantastic amount and will go towards meet together over coffee to get to know one another building two homes for families. Fr Jeremias came into as they become part of our school community. our assembly to talk to the children about the charity and the lives of the families and children in his district. Community events Wider learning As part of our annual Science week, we had a visit Year 2 children travelled to Whitemeadows Primary from the Forensic Workshop team. They worked with School to take part in a singing event with other local every class on finding out ‘how to crack the code’. schools. The class learned a selection of songs which The children loved using Science to solve the quest. they performed on their own and then also jointly with the other schools. They then performed to their Children in Year 3 took the train to Amberley Museum own parents in school. The event was called the ‘Little where they took part in a workshop called ‘Cranky Big Sing’ and was organised by WSCC Music Services. Contraptions’. They travelled on a vintage bus and were able to go to the electric and power area to Those children who made their First Holy Communion do some printing. This all linked to their topic called in the Catholic Church this year, attended the Corpus ‘Incredible Inventors’. Christi celebrations at the Cathedral. The children were dressed in their special Holy Communion outfits and took part in the procession through the town and Castle. Daisy in Year 5 took part in the design plan for creating a new park in Mill Road. Her ideas were chosen along with others and the overall plans were then shared with her and a group of her classmates. The children were asked to tell the designers what they liked and what they felt would work well. They were then invited to the opening of the park at Mill Road. This project, led by Lucy Ashworth, previous Mayor of Arundel, was a fantastic way to engage children in their town and to take ownership of where they live. 43

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 Christian Worship ANGLICAN Parish and Priory Church of St Nicholas, Arundel Father David Twinley Parish Office - Telephone: 882262 • Vicarage - Telephone: 885209 Sunday 8.00am Eucharist (1662) 10.00am Sung Eucharist 6.00pm Sung Evensong 1st Sunday in the month Tuesday 6.30pm Eucharist Wednesday 10.00am Eucharist (1662) Thursday 10.00am Eucharist Friday 12.00noon Eucharist Parish Church of St Leonard, South Stoke 2nd Sunday 9.00am Holy Communion 4th Sunday 3.00pm Evensong BAPTIST Baptist Church, Torton Hill Road Pastor Steve Lomas • Telephone: 01243 587199 Sunday 10.00am Family Service, 6.30pm Evening Service Communion 1st Sunday in the month 9.00am 2nd Sunday following Family Service 4th Sunday with Evening Service CATHOLIC Cathedral of Our Lady and St Philip Howard The Revd Canon Tim Madeley BTh, Dean The Revd David Clifton, Retired Deacon Cathedral - Telephone: 882297 Saturday 6.15pm Vigil Mass † Sunday 9.30am Family Mass 11.15am Sung Mass Thursday 8.30am Parish Mass † Other weekdays excl. Mondays 10.00am Mass Holy Days 8.30am Mass † 10.00am & 8.00pm Mass Convent of the Poor Clares, Crossbush † indicates Masses at the Convent. For times of other weekday Masses please ring 882536. Christian Groups & Courses in Arundel ANGLICAN BAPTIST House groups Homegroup & Bible Study: Tel: Parish Office 882262 Wednesdays 11.00am CATHOLIC Tel: Pastor Steve Lomas 01243 587199 RCIA (Rite of Christian initiation for Adults) Email: [email protected] Tel: Cathedral Office 01903 882297 Wednesdays 7.45pm Tel: Les Voke 884156 44

AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell Forthcoming Events THE DOWRY OF MARY Happenings PILGRIMAGE TRIDUUM BIRTHS & BAPTISMS During the course of 2018-2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic 5 March Noah Frederick Brennan National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum 21 April Alannah Mary Jean Lynch of prayer. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday. The statue will be in 28 April Amelia Thehani Jayarathne Arundel Catheral from Thursday 28th-Saturday 30th November, 2019. 11 May Serafina Patricia Montagnani ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE: 2 June Evetta Elizabeth Wren Yeates SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2 June Sophia Rose Little Our annual Ecumenical Service is always held as near as possible to the memorial of St. Francis (4th 15 June Lee James Harrison October). A celebration of God’s creation, with a special focus on our animals. If you’ve never been MARRIAGES before, come along. All animals and their well- behaved owners are welcome. Tea is served in the 18 May Michael Monk and Jessica Tucker Cathedral Centre after the service. 1 June Matthew Maltby and Erica Bone MAYOR’S SERVICE 15 June Luke Johnson and Emma Henderson On Sunday 15th September the Annual Mayor’s Service will take place at 3pm at St. Nicholas 15 June Matthew Calleway and Church. Our Mayor this year is Mrs. Wendy Eve, Victoria Spurway who is experienced in this role, having presided over Arundel’s civic affairs several times before. 25 June Stephen Garrard and Hannah Ward KENSINGTON BRASS – 28 June Ryan Haydon and Tanya Goosen ADVANCE NOTICE – FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER AT 7PM 20 July Tobiah Findlatter and Eve Chatham The highly entertaining (and musical!) group DEATHS/FUNERALS Kensington Brass are returning to St. Nicholas Church after a gap of four years and promise us 18 April Margaret Agger (80) their new Christmas Extravaganza to delight an audience of all ages. For more information see the 23 April Jean Brown (90) About Town news pages. 25 April Peter Millard (81) (interment of ashes) ARUNDEL BAPTIST CHURCH date of death 17.9.18 As from 1st September Morning Worship will 25 April Maureen Forry (73) start at the new time of 10.30am. Arundel Baptist Church warmly invite you to their Harvest 10 May Joanna Savage (56) Celebrations on Sunday 22nd September at 10.30am 28 May Ivan Weatherley (51) 4 June Peter Tourle (74) 15 June Joan Evans (90) 26 June James Carter (85) 29 June Linda Baker (104) (interment of ashes) 29 June John Vance (81) (interment of ashes) 3 July Barbara Harman (90) 45

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 A Profile of Charlotte Twinley Charlotte Twinley is a bright, attractive, stomach. After seeing several doctors – including one intelligent 21 year old young woman who who told me that I had to ‘get over it and put up with belies her medical history of illness, it’ – there were still no answers.’ As a result of these eating disorder and depression. Gill eating problems, Charlotte’s relationship with food Farquharson heard her story. became complicated. She explains: ‘I lost a lot of weight due to the pain when I ate. It was strange that, although WHEN you search Charlotte Twinley on social media I really was in agony, a little part of me felt a bit happy she seems just like any number of attractive young that I’d lost weight.’ She was succumbing to the pressure women, posing in a variety of outfits, presenting their many young people feel at a vulnerable time in their best face to the world. But there is one difference with lives when all the media seem to be telling them to lose Charlotte – most of her pictures feature her stoma bag. weight and be slim; it seemed to be an acceptable goal. Charlotte has an ileostomy where her small intestine Charlotte is quick to point out though ‘my pain was sticks out of her stomach because, as a result of a rare genuine and at this point, I hadn’t had any damaging condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), her thoughts and didn’t avoid food on purpose. My digestive colon doesn’t function properly. system just wasn’t working properly.’ From the age of fourteen my Luckily she was referred to a consultant at St Richards body started to become fragile. who spotted that she was hypermobile. He had recently I had always loved sport but attended a conference discussing the link between began spraining and twisting hypermobility and digestive disorders. He diagnosed my joints more and more. I EDS and Charlotte was referred to a specialist in London, remember, two days after fitness put on some gut stimulating medication and laxatives training for hockey, I woke up and advised to go on different diets to see what worked. and couldn’t move my legs. Eventually tests showed that her digestive system worked very slowly and had structural abnormalities In a sometimes painfully honest blog, she explains the and weakness caused by the EDS. So she constantly start of her problems. ‘From the age of fourteen my body suffered constipation, couldn’t eat certain foods and started to become fragile. I had always loved sport but had to give up the sports she loved. Keeping all this began spraining and twisting my joints more and more. from her friends took its toll and she started to feel I remember, two days after fitness training for hockey, I depressed, began self-harming and saw being thin as woke up and couldn’t move my legs. It was terrifying and something to be ‘achieved-thanks to our messed up we had no idea why I seemed to have become paralysed society.’ She continues: ‘The images I saw on social from the hip down overnight. After being carried around media didn’t exactly help my confidence either. These to doctors and hospitals and having an MRI scan, nothing can be destructive and only display society’s ideals was found and no explanation was given. I was just given and, when I think about this now, it actually sickens some crutches to use to hobble around on and I gradually me and fills me with so much anger about the number started to walk again.’ of lives that these have ruined or even destroyed by trying to live up to these ‘ideals’.’ Her worried parents However more symptoms started to emerge. ‘One night arranged for some counselling from the NHS but as she I woke up with extreme stomach pain. And whenever wasn’t dangerously underweight, she felt she wasn’t I ate, it felt as though I’d been stabbed 20 times in my taken seriously. She struggled through her GCSE’s and started sixth form but soon her old habits returned. Her 46 two year relationship broke down as a result and she spiralled downwards. She withdrew from her friends

and, focusing only on how AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell © Nigel Cull thin she could be, very quickly lost a lot of weight becoming worse and after a long, sociable summer, going to Leeds dangerously ill. Heartbreakingly, university proved too much. Student life saw Charlotte she remembers ‘that at became really ill again; she could no longer eat solid Christmas when my Grandad food and was in pain. She was forced to come home but saw me, he couldn’t even gradually deteriorated further until she couldn’t eat at stay as he was too upset to all. This time, soups and smoothies weren’t even being even look at me: the human digested and she was forced to live on Ensure Nutritional skeleton who thought she was supplement drinks. Five months later, having in overweight. Body dysmorphia desperation researched the possibility of surgery herself, is extremely powerful and its she saw two colorectal surgeons in London- the second of effects should definitely not be whom agreed that a stoma could be the answer. underestimated.’ 47 After the holidays, her school said she couldn’t return until she gained weight. Now seriously ill, at long last she got the attention and help she needed from mental health professionals. She says: ‘When I think about this now, it makes me so angry that it had gone this far, before I was taken seriously; I had to be on the verge of death for that to happen.’ Although the professionals wanted to hospitalise her, her parents fought hard to keep her at home. ‘Fighting to prevent me from going into hospital’ she says now ‘ and committing to take me to therapy at least once a week is one of the greatest things my parents have ever done for me. Over the next five months, I gradually gained weight, which was horrible to come to terms with and I hated them for it at the time.’ They had to hide anything that she may have been used to hurt herself and her mother sometimes slept in her room to make sure she wasn’t exercising excessively during the night. They taught her how to cook and she tried lots of new foods. ‘It took ages until I started enjoying food again instead of crying whenever I had to eat.’ Having gained weight and returned to school and although not everything was plain sailing she entered her final year at Lancing College a healthy weight, out of therapy and seemingly on the mend. However she was still very controlled about what she ate and exercised a lot. Her dysfunctional digestive system kept getting

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 THE ARUNDEL PATI E NT G R O U P AUTUMN 2019 | NEWSLETTER ASCA are delighted to host the Citizens Advice SCAM Awareness event as our Autumn event Something of great interest to everyone – we can all be scammed or know someone who could be Arun & KEEP SAFE - BE SCAM AWARE Chichester Hear the story of someone who has been scammed Come and learn tips to stay safe VICTORIA INSTITUTE – TARRANT STREET ARUNDEL Saturday 19th October 10.30 to 12.30 THE Arundel Patient Group coming weeks, also they will be in the Surgery and on all are delighted to partner with the usual notice boards and on the Arundel Surgery Web Arun and Chichester Citizens site under the ASCA. Advice in sponsoring this scams awareness event, KEEP SAFE – Supporting and speaking at the event will be WSCC BE SCAM AWARE. Community Safety & Wellbeing, Nat West Community Banking, Trading Standards, Sussex Police and Action Fraud suggest dating Citizens Advice. scams are most likely to be reported in Sussex. A local Tea and Coffee will be available through the day Arun resident will share her story of being the victim of a Romance Scam in the hope that others will not be caught Tickets can be booked on line via the following website out. west-sussex-county-council-17456763912 or as usual Through a series of short talks experts in their field will tickets will be available at the Surgery reception, at Larkins share hints and tips to stay safe from the challenges of in Tarrant Street or by ringing Liz Horkin ASCA Chair on doorstep callers, postal scams, nuisance telephone calls 01243 814323. and how to enjoy the internet safely. In the mean time We all need to be more aware of the various SCAMS that circulate, so we can avoid them ourselves or Citizens Advice announced a new Scams Action Service support people we know who might be vulnerable. There which gives advice and information about online scams. If have been several incidents affecting local people over in doubt about a scam check online or call 0300 330 3003 recent years and criminals are coming up with all sorts to speak to a Scam Action advisor. www.citizensadvice. of ways of challenging us. This can impact on our health and well being in many ways. Being aware will help us scams/get-help- avoid the pitfalls. with-online-scams/ OR Call ACTION As many of you will know our events have been heavily FRAUD oversubscribed recently with our talks selling out, so there will be several talks over the day and we suggest 0300 123 2040 you pick up tickets for talks in advance. The number of seats are limited so don’t be disappointed. You may For more information about ASCA contact want to attend more than one talk. The details and Liz Horkin Chair – drop a note in the surgery or ring running order will appear on posters around town in the 01243 814323 email: [email protected] 48

It is at this point that Charlotte turned to the internet for AUTUMN 2019 | The Bell advice from other stoma users and found this incredible woman. But in other ways it’s given me a great deal of community on Instagram, sharing their everyday lives, empathy, got me interested in biology and psychology, being positive whilst still sharing the problems and and has given me a lot of resilience to know that things difficulties that come with having a stoma. Charlotte will be OK.’ continues ‘as well as this community, I found another She is also now in a very happy relationship and taking one celebrating diversity, body confidence and self-love part in and modelling for campaigns about body image which has (and still does) inspire me so much.’ and EDS. ‘I’m dedicated to raise awareness for mental health, for eating disorders, for body dysmorphia, for In June 2018, after just over a whole year of a clear, body confidence, for diversity and for encouraging liquid diet, she had the surgery and two days afterwards people to love and accept their bodies the way they was able to have a (dairy free) vanilla pudding, wasn’t are.’ I want to be the girl I needed to see when I was taking any laxatives and her stomach and small intestine struggling. I want to be the best role model I can be. worked! ‘I still never felt hungry and so, the process of Everything I do and am doing is for my younger self.’ ‘weaning’ myself began (not many people are weaned into 49 solid food twice in their lives!). Months later, I’m able to go out and eat and, what’s even more important, I want to eat and finally fully appreciate food again – as long as it’s gluten and dairy free!’ As Charlotte herself concludes in her blog – ‘For the first time in 6 years, I actually feel comfortable in my own skin. I look in the mirror and I don’t cry anymore. It’s ironic how a bag of poo attached to my stomach could change my whole perspective on how I feel about myself.’ Her plans now include finding a job in the mental health arena – maybe a charity or the NHS. She is already an Ambassador for BEAT, the eating disorder charity. She would also like to get back to a sport if she can but would have to start slowly. She will continue to post on Instagram not only to help others come to terms with being different but because it helps her too. She has regular blood tests to make sure she is getting enough vitamins and minerals but her stoma is for life, which as she says, ‘being 21 is a long time. Sometimes I wish this has never happened – I might have graduated by now for example, I feel it’s robbed me of some of my life experiences as a young

The Bell | AUTUMN 2019 Diary of an Arundel mother The clocks have gone back and school But now with the change of pace a new season brings, uniform and a new pencil case is on the it’s becomes a bit more difficult to keep kids out and shopping list. After a free summer of about when it’s not quite as pleasant outside. boating in Chichester harbor, paddling at Climping and touring the local village According to studies, children should spend 3 hours fairs, getting back into the Autumn outside a day everyday – whatever the weather and routine and a new school year is here. whether they’re in school or not. With that being said, we’re always on a mission to get outdoors whenever WE really made the most of summer enjoying local possible but especially when the alternative is a rainy events including the Wiston Steam Rally, camping at autumn weekend at a soft play or trampolining center. Billycan Camping and visiting the jousting event at the So here are my tips on getting outside with the kids and Castle. Not to mention regular dips at the Lido and some of our favourite places to go locally to embrace picking our own fruit and veg at Roundstone Pick Your the autumn season. Own Farm. A particular highlight for my boys took place in our own back garden where we found a baby grass Embrace the dirt snack slithering on the patio looking for a bit of shade! I blame Peppa Pig, but all kids seem to be obsessed with 50 jumping in muddy puddles. But really if they’re going to get outside, kids are going to get dirty and I think

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